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  • Questions over release of Pa. murder suspect held in Baltimore

    Questions over release of Pa. murder suspect held in Baltimore
    A fugitive wanted for murder in Pennsylvania was wrongly released from the Baltimore City Detention Center this week — and authorities are still trying to figure out how that happened. Dale Wakefield, 21, is being held in a Bucks County, Pa., jail...
  • Man gets 40 years in shooting death

    Man gets 40 years in shooting death
    A Baltimore man was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison in the shooting death of a 24-year-old man nearly two years ago, police said. Anthony Brown, 27, pleaded guilty in Baltimore Circuit Court to first-degree murder and a handgun charge,...
  • Thirteen freed because of faulty jury instructions demonstrates need for reform

    Thirteen freed because of faulty jury instructions demonstrates need for reform
    It is good news that the Maryland Court of Appeals used common sense regarding the unfair trials that occurred as a result of the faulty instructions given jurors prior to 1980 ("13 Killers go free after court decision," July 11, 2013). In most European...
  • Justice delayed and denied for more than 30 years

    Justice delayed and denied for more than 30 years
    Drawn from an old transcript, this is how a Baltimore judge instructed a jury before its deliberations in a murder trial in 1967: "You, under our system, in criminal cases are at liberty to disagree with the court's interpretation of the law. You shall...
  • Questions surround woman charged with defacing Washington cathedral

    Questions surround woman charged with defacing Washington cathedral
    Moments before D.C. police found Jiamei Tian hiding in a bathroom stall at Washington National Cathedral, a family of tourists had spotted her in a back pew of the Children's Chapel guarding two bags and muttering softly in a foreign language. Tian's...
  • Manning guilty of violating Espionage Act, not guilty of aiding the enemy

    Manning guilty of violating Espionage Act, not guilty of aiding the enemy
    A military judge ruled Tuesday that Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning violated the Espionage Act when he gave a trove of classified material to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks to publish online. But Army Col. Denise Lind found the onetime Marylander not...
  • Two Md. women accused of using dead moms' names on ballots

    Two Md. women accused of using dead moms' names on ballots
    Two Maryland women attempted to use their dead mothers' identities to cast illegal votes in last year's presidential election, the state prosecutor's office said Tuesday. Officials said a Frederick County woman was indicted for attempting to cast an...
  • 'Pretty Little Liars' recap, The Guilty Girl's Handbook

    'Pretty Little Liars' recap, The Guilty Girl's Handbook
    “You can help me by thinking about your future.” Since the car mysteriously crashed into their house, Emily and her mom are staying in a motel. Emily reassures her mother that she can help out in any way that she possibly can, but Mrs....
  • General on Manning fallout: Relations strained, but no evidence anyone killed

    General on Manning fallout: Relations strained, but no evidence anyone killed
    The general who led the Pentagon's review of the largest leak of classified documents in U.S. history told a military judge Wednesday that their publication revealed tactics, strained relations with some allies and caused some Afghans to stop...
  • Columbia man sentenced to 10 years in armed robbery

    Columbia man sentenced to 10 years in armed robbery
    A 21-year-old Columbia man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday in the armed robbery of a Columbia gas station and convenience store, according to State's Attorney spokesman Wayne Kirwan. Michael Elliott Dickey Jr., of the 8800 block of...
  • Widow recalls life without husband as his killer goes free

    Widow recalls life without husband as his killer goes free
    As he lay on the floor of his Southwest Baltimore grocery store, Benjamin Rubin's last words to his wife were "I've been shot." Moments earlier on that April day in 1972, Welford Monroe and another young man stormed into B&S Food Market, ordered Rubin...
  • Marches and more police won't stop Baltimore's violence

    Marches and more police won't stop Baltimore's violence
    Violence in Baltimore is not unique or even out of the ordinary — it is to be expected. For those of us who grew up in neighborhoods that were more like war zones and in communities that were more like deserts, the truth underlying the violence...